The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
His songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. His career spanning more than 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly to Jazz. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica.
More than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
11 Grammy Awards,
A Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.
He is the second person to have won both the Oscar Award and the Nobel Prize